We’re uniting organizations across the country that support bioenergy.
On October 18, 2023, participating organizations will open their doors to their communities to demonstrate the many benefits that bioenergy provides on the local level.
Koda Energy, a biomass power facility in Shakopee, Minnesota, provides power to the grid as well as heat and power for neighbor Rahr Malting’s beer malt manufacturing. Koda is fueled by barley leftovers, urban wood waste, and oat hulls from General Mills derived from the manufacture of breakfast cereals at such as Cheerios. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and the Rahr Corporation, owners of the facility, generously contributed to the production of this video, along with the Heating the Midwest.
For the last 6 years, the U.S. Forest Service has partnered with Biomass Power Association to promote National Bioenergy Day and produce an educational video to showcase the importance of local renewable wood energy markets to sustainably manage forests, prevent forests from being permanently converted to non-forest uses, and create rural jobs.